Francis Duggan

Serena Is On The Gold Coast - Poem by Francis Duggan

Serena is on the Gold Coast so I heard her aunt Janice say
Working for an employment agency and doing quite okay
And laughing at the weekend for she takes home a good pay
Since she left old Mt Evelyn she has gone a long way.

On her travels and adventures in the big and scenic Land
She has worked in many places and she has tried her hand
At fruit picking and waitressing as she moved from town to town
There is truth in the old saying 'hard to keep a good one down'.

As a barmaid and a telemarketer and as a hotel manageress
And on her travels around Queensland she's often changed her address
She has travelled in the brown land where the grass is seldom green
And one day she can tell her grand kids of the wonders she has seen.

Since she parted from Derrick in New Zealand close to a decade must have gone by
She was then in her mid twenties how those years just seem to fly
She's been in love but never married and she has known love's parting pain
But she's never been a quitter and she'll fall in love again.

She's a character Serena and I readily can recall
Her for her marvellous gift of laughter it is the greatest gift of all
And at her aunt Anthea's house on Christmas Day I know she'll laugh her share
If the witty Peter Barling only happen to be there.

For she laughs a lot with Peter he's a very humorous bloke
And you won't find better than him when it comes to tell a joke
And life would be quite boring without a laugh or two
And that it is the greatest gift of all so happens to be true.

Serena is in Burleigh Heads so I heard Janice say
Working for an employment agency and doing quite okay
Enjoying the sun shine and the sea and the cool breeze from the bay
And laughing at the weekend when she takes home her good pay.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 18, 2008

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